April 16 Workshops: Make your Android Smartphone Smarter with Don Frederiksen

Make your Android Smartphone…Smarter! 

Android users love the ability to customize their devices. But often after months of adding new apps and everyday use, the home screen becomes messy. It might include apps that you rarely use. And you get frustrated because can’t find the information or apps that you need. Is this your experience?  Ask yourself these questions:

  • Does the home screen on your Android Smartphone need some good old-fashioned spring cleaning?
  • Are you using the easiest shortcuts to manage basic device functions?
  • Are you using widgets to display essential information at a glance?

This workshop will teach you key principles to be more effective with your Android smartphone. We will explore essential shortcuts for basic phone functions like silencing the ringer, using the camera and more. We will explore widgets for easy access to the information you find essential. And finally we will help with you do spring cleaning to your home screen to keep it effective for you.

In summary, let’s try to make your Android smartphone-smarter and bring a sense of order and effectiveness to your life.

What to expect in this session.


Bring your Android smartphone, your curiosity and your questions to this SHIFT workshop.  The session will be fast-paced, hands-on and engaging.  You will receive a handout of essential tips and if you miss a step during class, you will have access to a class web page on the Senior Tech Club website where you can review the topics that we explore.

Finally, we will also reserve time at the end of the session for Q&A and sharing.  This is your chance to ask a nagging question or learn how others are using their smartphones.

Please note: This is not an Android beginner session. This session is best for Android Phone users who have experience making calls, sending  texts and using the basic functions of their devices.

Our Workshop Opportunities

Thursday, April 16 – Afternoon
3:00 pm to 5:00 pm – Workshop
Thursday,  April 16 – Evening
6:00 pm to 8:00 pm – Workshop
Doors will open 30 minutes before each session for registration check in.


AARP Conference Room, Mall of America
228 West Market, Bloomington, MN 55425
(2nd Floor, West Side Entrance @ Lindau Lane & Ikea Way)
SHIFT Members: $15.00
Non-Members: $25.00


About our Trainer / Facilitator

Don Frederiksen is the founder and principal of the SeniorTechClub.com, the online club that helps seniors stay connected and engaged by learning, sharing and exploring technology. Don could be a SHIFT poster child with his encore experience. After 35 years working as a computer trainer developer and manager, his position was terminated in 2017 due to a corporate acquisition. He learned about SHIFT during his outplacement exploration. He dived into his encore efforts, started teaching community education classes for Seniors while attending SHIFT Forums, SHIFT-INs and participating in SCORE and other entrepreneurial programs. The SeniorTechClub.com continues to be a work in progress with its mission to help seniors. The Senior Tech Club is Don’s ikigae.


Don started his professional career as a school band director, discovered personal computers in the early 80’s, and never looked back. He traveled the country teaching IT professionals, started two companies and led corporate IT teams. He has a BS from the University of Minnesota and an MBA from the University of St Thomas. He lives in St Anthony.

SHIFT Refund Policy

In the event that SHIFT cancels a program, you’ll receive a refund of your registration payment. SHIFT will not issue credits or refunds in the following circumstances: you cancel your registration, register but do not attend, or attend but leave early, or do not attend all sessions of a multi-session course.

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We’re looking forward to seeing you!!